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One Opera Opening Would Make Any Composer Happy. He Has Two.

Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Intimate Apparel” and “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” are premiering in New York almost simultaneously.

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Singer and Actor, Dies

The Grammy Award-winning singer, born Marvin Lee Aday, sold millions of albums and acted in films including “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Fight Club.”

Elza Soares, Who Pushed the Boundaries of Brazilian Music, Dies at 91

She rose from a favela in Rio to samba stardom in the 1960s. But her career was later overshadowed by an affair with a famous soccer player that became a national scandal.

Taylor Mac Explores the Philosophy of the Hang

A new jazz opera reimagines Socrates’ final hours. Expect queer romps, ancient Greek in-jokes and plenty of tulle.

Broadway Meets the Avant-Garde in a Juilliard Music Festival

Focus, a weeklong event starting Sunday, delves into the broad range of American sounds in the first half of the 20th century.

Everett Lee, Who Broke Color Barriers on the Conductor’s Podium, Dies at 105

He was known as the first Black conductor on Broadway and the first to conduct a white orchestra in the South. Mr. Lee went on to a successful career in Europe.

A New Coalition Amplifies Disability Culture in the Music Industry

RAMPD, an organization of professional disabled musicians, will push for accessibility in the music industry, including adding visible ramps to awards show stages.

Fred Parris, Creator of a Doo-Wop Classic, Is Dead at 85

His “In the Still of the Night” (originally “Nite”), recorded with his group the Five Satins, came to define a sort of dreamy 1950s nostalgia.

Singing Will Return to Tanglewood This Summer

The Boston Symphony Orchestra plans to go back to full-scale programming at its bucolic warm-weather home in the Berkshires.

Lawsuit Says Faculty at a Top Arts School Preyed on Students for Decades

Dozens of people who studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts during a period of more than 40 years say they were sexually, emotionally or physically abused there as minors.

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